Are Basement Jaxx hoping for a Rihanna-type hit this summer? Calling your brilliant forthcoming single Raindrops and hoping for another pissing-it-down zeitgeist summer song is asking for a lot. They don't need it! Listen here. It's big and clever - and besides which, we're apparently in for a hot dry one this year.
But wait. What's this? Another new major tune from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe? Yes! And this time with La Grande Dame Yoko Ono going off on one on Day of the Sunflowers (We March On). Simon says of the inspired collab: "We got in touch with after finding out she was a fan of another of our songs, Romeo. I think she was a bit wary of going into the studio with a bunch of DJ/producers, but she was great. She said: “Do you want me to do the Yoko Ono thing?” and we said: “Yes please!” She went off with her wails — I love all that: it’s freedom and expression and it’s human. She’s 76, getting on, but she looked very well and youthful". Their new album Scars isn't out until September, but with two great lead-off tracks like these, it may just be a career high for the South London duo.
Day of the Sunflowers (We March On) - Basement Jaxx feat. Yoko Ono
Times Online are holding a great competition to record your own version of the track. Clicky here for details. Their own version is really quite good!